Thursday 28 November 2013

November Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who entered the November Giveaway. There can only be one winner and the name chosen by is... Bead Addict! Congratulations Lizzie, you've won the set of six eye cabochons! I'll be in touch shortly about your prize.

Look out for another giveaway coming in December :)

Wednesday 20 November 2013

November Giveaway!

My turn for the giveaway and up for grabs this time is a set of my very own glass eye cabochons worth £18! One lucky winner will recieve six 20mm flat back cabochons; one each of Rowan, Plasma, Cosmos, Azure, Apollo and Bluebird as in the photo below.

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to comment on this post. Closing date for this giveaway is Midnight on Wednesday 27th of November. The winner will be drawn at random and announced the next day. Giveaway is open to entrants worldwide.

Wednesday 6 November 2013

Bead, Book & Bounce Reveal - Postponed

Just a little note to let you all know that, following feedback, we've decided to postpone the reveal of the current Bead, Book & Bounce until the 6th December. We'll also be returning to a schedule which allows participants to work on their projects for two months.

Hopefully this means that members without the book can find the time to borrow one (from friends or their local library) or to buy a copy (if they would like to.) 

Thanks for all of your support with the project! 

Clair x

Friday 1 November 2013

The November Challenge

Welcome to the Novmber challenge! It's theme time once more and for November we would like you to create something inspired by a movie!

All you need to do is pick a movie - your choice - and make something inspired by it. Sounds simple right, but which movie will you choose?! You don't have to pick one from the photo above, it can be any movie ever made. Please remember to let us know which movie you've chosen as your inspiration when you submit your entry. We want you to have absolute free rein so this month there is no twist.

How do I enter?
There are two ways...
1. Email your photograph to Liz at
2. Or add them to our Flickr group pool.

Choose whichever way is easiest for you, you don't have to do both. In either case, please make it clear that it's for the November Challenge so we know that it's your entry. We're happy for you to post your photos on our Facebook group as well but please make sure that you've also submitted as above. Entries that have not been emailed or added to the Flickr pool will not be accepted.

What can I make?
Anything as long as it involves beads! Any technique is accepted, from beadweaving and stringing to wire work and bead embroidery. Lampworkers and polymer clay artists are also welcome to submit beads they've made. We're sorry but any entries that do not include beads in some form or another will not be accepted. Your entry must be made especially for the challenge, to make it fair on everyone who takes part please do not submit something that was made before November 1st 2013.

Does it have to be my own design?
No. We're happy for you to make something using a pattern from a book, magazine or tutorial but if you do please let us know the designer's name so that we can give them credit.

When is the deadline for entries?
The deadline is 6pm (GMT) on Saturday the 30th of November.
Can I enter more than once?
You can make as many pieces as you like using the chosen theme. All entries will be shown here on the blog but you will only be entered into the draw once.

I'm not in the UK, can I still join in?
Yes of course! We welcome submissions from around the world so don't worry if you're not in the UK. Our sponsors have agreed to post prizes overseas so you can still enter and be eligible for the prize!

Any other questions?
If you have any questions about the challenge please feel free to email Liz at

The Prize
This month our sponsor is Celia from Jencel and she's offering a £15 voucher to one lucky winner!

The winner will be drawn by Liz after 6pm on Saturday the 30th of November, using the random list generator at and announced later on the same evening.

*** Update - the deadline has been extended to Midnight on 30th November and the winner will be drawn December 1st ***

Good luck everyone and happy beading!

The October Challenge - And the winner is...

Thanks to everyone who joined in with our October challenge! As always, the entries are absolutely beautiful and it's so great to see the variations on our Black, Orange, Gold and Grey colour scheme. Personally I'm glad that we choose the winner at random, I honestly couldn't pick a favourite!

And the winner, chosen by is...

Congratulations Cathy, you're the winner of £25 of beads from Beads and More by Yashma!

We hope you've enjoyed participating in this month's challenge, check back later on to see our new challenge for November :)